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From A To B: Broken Escalators Haunt Metro

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Commuters are losing patience over Metro's broken escalators.
Jonathan Wilson
Commuters are losing patience over Metro's broken escalators.

For commuters trying to get around on Metro every day, broken escalators can be more than a nightmare - they can pose a major health risk. Jonathan Wilson gets the latest on this perennial problem at a community meeting in Bethesda, where residents are enraged over their station's chronic escalator breakdowns.

[Music: "A to B" by The Futureheads from The Futureheads / "Ball & Socket Lounge Music #1(Band Version)" by Danny Elfman from Tim Burton's Corpse Bride]

Photos: Bethesda Escalators

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